Ari M. Heffron, MD - Physician and Surgeon in Oregon City, OR

Physician and Surgeon

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Provider Bio

Ari Heffron, MD, is a board-certified OB/GYN physician and surgeon at Women's Healthcare Associates in Oregon City, Oregon.

About the Provider

Dr. Heffron enjoys forming relationships with patients and their families and is grateful to share in the range of emotions that occur during life’s most important milestones. He enjoys all aspects of pregnancy care, and is also interested in preconception counseling, contraception and minimally invasive surgery. He recently moved to the Portland area with his wife, young son and Labrador Retriever. He enjoys cooking, gardening and woodworking.

Certifications

  • American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2016

Education

  • Residency:

    OB/GYN, Detroit Medical Center / Wayne State University, 2012

  • Internship:

    OB/GYN, Detroit Medical Center / Wayne State University, 2009

  • Medical School:

    Doctor of Medicine, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, 2006

  • Undergraduate Degree:

    Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry, Boston College, 2002

Memberships

  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

  • Oregon Medical Association

Patient Survey Responses

  • Provider Ratings (100)
  • Patient Comments (15)

Advice given to you on ways to stay healthy?

4.62 out of 5

Amount of time spent with you?

4.68 out of 5

Explaining things in a way you could understand?

4.64 out of 5

Including you in decision-making about your treatment plan?

4.66 out of 5

Instructions regarding medication/follow-up care?

4.5 out of 5

Knowledge of healthcare received from other providers?

4.36 out of 5

Knowledge of important information about your medical history?

4.51 out of 5

Taking time to answer your questions?

4.68 out of 5

The thoroughness of the examination?

4.69 out of 5

Willingness to listen carefully to you?

4.7 out of 5
  • 05/19/2020

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    Dr. Heffron deserves an award for one of the most amazing doctors. I cannot say enough nice things about him. I appreciate his care.

  • 02/03/2020

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    Dr. Heffron was amazing - I so appreciated the time he took, his dedication & explanations of my test results, treatment options, thoughts on approach, etc. He also had a great 'bed-side manner' - kind, funny, empathetic, great listener, lots of patience. I would highly recommend him to family & friends if they ever need a GYN. In addition, the gal who called to move my appt, the folks at the front desk & the gal who called to set up a referral were all terrific.

  • 12/02/2019

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    I appreciate Dr Heffron's thoroughness, his patience in drawing out answers from me that were important in my health care, and how well he knew my health history before entering the room.

  • 11/12/2019

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    I was very impressed with Dr Heffron's approach to me as a new patient, taking time before exam to chat & get to know me a bit. Office staff & nurse were very friendly.

  • 11/08/2019

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    I appreciated the intuitiveness of the provider in regards to what my ultimate healthcare goals are relating to this area of medicine, and hours willingness to work with me and for me to meet that goal. Other providers in your practice didn't seem willing to put in the same effort. I wish I had started off with this provider from the beginning. I feel I would've had a much more positive experience overall during my pregnancy.

  • 11/07/2019

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    one of the most enjoyable and informative doctor visits I have had

  • 10/10/2019

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    He used the pictures in the office, took time to explain. He is definitely NOT on auto pilot! Wow, this guy likes his job. This is the guy I would want representing my business.

  • 09/27/2019

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    Left me with a bit of uncertainty about my continued care if things did not progress ideally.

  • 09/23/2019

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    D. Heffron was AMAZING! Sensitive to my needs and worries, always supportive, very welcoming, and he was genuinely heartfelt in his care. I am very glad he is my doctor!

  • 09/20/2019

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    I had a very complicated IUD placement by Dr Heffron. He and his MA were amazing. Their attitude and compassion during a very painful insertion was wonderful and so appreciated.

  • 08/22/2019

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    Doctor was very thorough in explaining results of imaging

  • 07/23/2019

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    This was my first time to see Dr. Heffron. I'd been having post menopausal bleeding. He was very thorough, knowledgeable and most pleasant. He gave me a clear plan going forward with a medication change and some testing. This was the second time I had an endometrial biopsy. I'd been dreading it because my first one was very painful. This one was completely pain free. I'm very pleased with the care that I received from Dr. Heffron.

  • 07/23/2019

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    he is just lovely, very kind, attentive and understanding

  • 07/05/2019

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    Dr. Heffron did an amazing job at making me feel comfortable and in communicating all of my options to me. He was very thorough and made things easy to understand. He is by far one of the best Doctors that I have encountered.

  • 07/01/2019

    Is there anything else you would like to share about your experience with your provider?

    Dr. Heffron always makes me feel comfortable and never rushed. It feels like he cares and really listens to any of my concerns. He asks thoughtful questions about all aspects of my life that could be affecting my health.

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